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Old 02-01-2013, 02:01 PM   #1
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The time has come to replace OEM tires

OK, I am sure this has been batted back and forth more times than anyone cares to count, but the OEM tires have finally reached a place where they need replacing.

Heres my problem, I have just gotten back into autocrossing with what is effectively my daily driver. I live in Western Washington so lots of rain and the rare sub-freezing day. I would like to stick with one set of wheels/tires if possible.

The car is a 2004 330i ZHP with a ESSTuning supercharger.

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Old 02-01-2013, 02:19 PM   #2
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OK, I am sure this has been batted back and forth more times than anyone cares to count, but the OEM tires have finally reached a place where they need replacing.

Heres my problem, I have just gotten back into autocrossing with what is effectively my daily driver. I live in Western Washington so lots of rain and the rare sub-freezing day. I would like to stick with one set of wheels/tires if possible.

The car is a 2004 330i ZHP with a ESSTuning supercharger.

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So you've had the same tires on the car since you got it?
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:24 PM   #3
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lol...sorry....yes, they are the original Michelen Sport Cup Plus (discontinued model) When I took delivery of the car it had 7 miles on it...now it has 35,000...so I guess you could call it a gently used daily driver...

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Old 02-02-2013, 01:59 PM   #4
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:02 PM   #5
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Rim specs?
Probably stock ZHP rims - 8"F/8.5"R

Michelin Pilot Super Sports are supposed to be really good tires fwiw. I have Hankook V12's on for my summers and they're only about 1 notch below my Michelin Pilot Sport II's.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:01 AM   #6
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Yup. 8x18 front. 8.5x18 rear
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You probably want an all-season right given the climate?

For the price Pirelli PZero Nero All-Seasons are pretty good.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:22 AM   #8
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I just purchased some Continental ExtremeContact DW. I've read great reviews on them, and are a few hundred cheaper then the Michelins
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+1 on the Conti DWs. Fantastic daily driver tires and a great value.
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The Continental Extreme Contact DW is a great value for a max performance summer tire.

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What class are you running in?
With a SC I guess your in some modified class.
If your worried about winter driving I would just get a second set if you can afford it.

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Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec(Extreme Performance Summer)
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I would never auto cross on Michelin, Conti, or perelli. I've never given them a second look.

Or tread wear from 140 - 220
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:02 AM   #12
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i was trying to avoid having two sets of wheels. Cold temps is a small concern here (Seattle Area) but Rain is the big thing...The Extreme Summer tires just don't visually seem to have enough water removal ability. The car came with Michelin Pilot Sports which are now out of production....

oh..and as far as autocross class, our local club has fewer than a dozen classes...the superchager bumps me up from medium to large in the sedan class...or into the prepared sedan class...

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Probably stock ZHP rims - 8"F/8.5"R

Michelin Pilot Super Sports are supposed to be really good tires fwiw. I have Hankook V12's on for my summers and they're only about 1 notch below my Michelin Pilot Sport II's.
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